Lightly sand the three pieces of wood to remove any rough edges and get a nice smooth surface.
How to Make a Picture Ledge (Without a Saw)
Have a large blank wall that needs some decor?! A picture ledge is a fun way to add wall decor to a space that you can change up as much as you want! Follow this simple tutorial to make an 8' long picture ledge without using a saw.
Using wood glue and construction screws, attach the back piece (1x4 Pine) to the bottom (1x4 Pine).
Using wood glue and finishing nails, attach the front piece (1x2 Pine) to the bottom (1x4 Pine).
Once the picture ledge is fully assembled, do another light sanding. This time, remove any excess wood glue and smooth out the seams.
For this picture ledge, I decided to use a Gel Stain. You can use any stain or keep the wood the natural color. For soft woods, consider using a pre-stain wood conditioner prior to staining.
Once the stain has dried, apply a sealer. I chose to use a polyurethane for my picture ledge.
Using construction screws, screw straight through the back of the picture ledge into the wall. If you are not able to secure the picture ledge into studs, be sure to use anchors.
Have fun styling your new picture ledge! One of the best things about a picture ledge is that you can change it up as much as you would like without putting more holes in your wall!
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